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Iconic symbols of Bloomington-Normal
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Iconic symbols of Bloomington-Normal

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We wanted to revisit and update a 2014 project in which The Pantagraph told the story of the Twin Cities. From State Farm, Beer Nuts and Veterans Parkway to Watterson Towers, Lucca and the Shakespeare Festival, the nearly 50 profiles cover a lot of local history.

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A nicely humored guy who laughs freely — at himself and at the natural awkwardness of people trying to say his name — Mboka Mwilambwe is not only the first person of color to become a Bloomington mayor, but he’s also the first to be 7,500 miles from his original digs.

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